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Mostly Modern Festival 5th Season Takes Place in Saratoga Springs June 6 -21

Maestro JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Mostly Modern season finale which will take place June 21. Maestro JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Mostly Modern season finale which will take place June 21.

SARATOGA SPRINGS —Eleven concerts highlight the fifth season of annual international music festival celebrating modern classical music. 

The Mostly Modern Festival mainly takes place June 6-21 at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on the Skidmore College campus. Co-founded by a husband-and-wife team, composer Robert Paterson and violinist Victoria Paterson, the festival emphasizes modern classical music, paired with outstanding repertoire from the 20th century.

This season brings 11 shows total—orchestral, vocal, and chamber concerts by festival and guest ensembles of all new music. The festival hosts the Mostly Modern Festival Institute, a three-week intensive with a distinguished 50-member faculty for up to 30 composers and 100 instrumentalists, vocalists, and conductors.

Seven of the concerts are open to the public. All are staged at Zankel, with the exception of the opening night kick-off. They are as follows: 

Thursday, June 6: 5th Season Mostly Modern Kickoff at Caffè Lena.

Saturday, June 8: Enchanted Equestrian Evening of Modern Songs.

Sunday, June 9: Mostly Modern Orchestra with David Amado, Conductor.

Saturday, June 15: Mostly Modern Orchestra with Ankush Kumar Bahl, Conductor.

Sunday, June 16: Family Father’s Day Special - New York Stories.

Thursday, June 20: Dior String Quartet.

Friday, June 21: 5th Season Finale of Mostly Modern Orchestra with JoAnn Falletta, Conductor.

VIP Premium Seating - $35; General Admission - $20; Group 8 or more - $12 each; Students, Skidmore Alumni and Faculty - $10.

Mostly Modern Festival “Season Pass” for $175 includes admission and premium seats to all public performances, attendance to dress rehearsals for the public concerts, meet & greets, as well as attending select private events.

For concert and ticket details, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/mostly-modern-festival-season-five-2927179. 

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